Colorado Preservation, Inc. Awards

Colorado Preservation, Inc. recognizes the efforts of individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution toward preserving Colorado’s built history through our annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration. The evening’s namesake, Dana Crawford, is a pioneer in saving historic buildings that were viewed as derelict eyesores and in proving that their restoration makes economic sense.  Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of: preservation, philanthropy, rehabilitation, stewardship, promotion and preservation leadership.

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The 28th Annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Seawall Ballroom in Denver. Click here to learn more about the 2018 event and purchase tickets. Thank you to our current event sponsors

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".

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